Call For Art > SFAC Art In Storefronts Program - deadline: AUG 14
SFAC Art In Storefronts Program - deadline: AUG 14
sponsored by SFAC and Triple Base Gallery
San Francisco -- Jul 29, 2009 --

 Seeking San Francisco-Based Artists to Transform Citywide Storefronts with Installations 


The SFAC’s Community Arts & Education Program and the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development have partnered with Triple Base to create a pilot Art in Storefronts program that places art temporarily in vacant storefront windows 
located on Taylor Street in the Tenderloin, Third Street in Bayview, Central Market Street and Lower 24th Street in the Mission

Tough economic times have left many storefronts empty throughout the City, and this program encourages an alternative use of storefronts to reinvigorate and celebrate our neighborhoods, improve streetscape conditions, and support local merchants by increasing foot traffic. 
The program will engage local artists in reinvigorating neighborhoods and commercial corridors that have been hard-hit by the economic downturn. It also provides artists, who have also been affected by the economy, with a unique opportunity to showcase their creativity in transforming vacant storefronts into free exhibition spaces and to garner public recognition for their work. 

Launching this September in the Central Market neighborhood, the program will run through January 2010 and will culminate in a supporting website that will provide a toolkit for private property owners and neighborhoods who would like to implement similar temporary art projects in the future. 
This artist application is due August 14

Artists will be selected through an open application process followed by a curatorial review. Representatives from SFAC, the Mayor’s Office and community representatives will provide feedback for the curators' selection. Artists must live in San Francisco. Priority will be given to artists who live or work in the Tenderloin, Central Market, Bayview and Mission neighborhoods where their art is to be displayed. All genres of art will be considered, with a special emphasis on high quality presentations that respond to the history, unique character and positive qualities of the neighborhood. Artists will agree to create an installation within the financial limitations of a modest stipend. The application is attached.  

Triple Base
3041 24th Street (@ Treat)
San Francisco, CA 94110